The following is a comment from the post Will You Submit to Government?:
If your mind is made up as to how you will react in any given situation before hand you should ask yourself who’s [sic] will is being done? But if you need a guide then be Christlike and bless your enemies, turn the other cheek and choose martyrdom with forgiveness in your heart and a prayer on your lips.
First, this man’s mind is made up as to how he will react. I will follow the OODA loop based on the situation. It is his right to choose martyrdom as much as it is my right to fight evil. I do not believe the coming war will be the Apocalypse. It will be a religious war where one side is good and one side is evil. I will not fight for evil and I will fight against evil. The distinction (excuse) people are using is that we want war. We want to be on the offensive. As I said, that is just an excuse to justify their own fears.
This statement reminds me of the Biblical parable of the three servants who were given money by their master to invest. The analogy here is that this man hides behind his faith and it does not increase. What will Jesus say on his judgment day about how he served God?
It is always surprising that people who use the Bible to support an evil government cannot justify how they support the United States which was formed by rebelling against their lawful king. With sacred Honor and divine Providence. Here is a better perspective from Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (emphasis mine):
Well aware that the opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds; that Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do, but to extend it by its influence on reason alone; that the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world and through all time. …
I do not have any desire to exert my will on other people. I do have a desire to make people think about issues that may impact their future survival. If you feel a desire to be decapitated to show martyrdom, that is your right. I would propose that you surround yourself with people who have faith in God and His Word. That includes people who understand that there will always be wars and rumors of wars. Sell your cloak, buy an AR-15 and put on the armor of God to protect yourself.